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A £7million contract to produce the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal has been awarded to a consortium of small businesses led by Worcestershire Medal Service, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
The consortium is made up of a group of Royal Warrant holders and the contract was awarded following a full tender process in accordance with EU procurement rules.
“I’m delighted that not only will the Diamond Jubilee medal be made in the UK but that it will support the growth of a number of small businesses in the West Midlands at a time when we need to do all we can to boost economic growth.
“These medals are being awarded as a mark of thanks to those who give so much in the name of society and public service, and I’m sure they will be made with as much care and pride as is shown by those who will go on to wear them.”
It’s expected that the medals will start to be delivered from February next year.
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For further information please contact Toby Sargent at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 020 7211 6276
For more information about the consortium please contact Phil McDermott on 07900 061 500.